“A brilliantly composed finish by Leon Best separates the sides in a frantic, feisty game and Newcastle are now on top. But QPR started superbly, have twice hit the woodwork and are still well in it.”
Newcastle v QPR line-ups
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Ryan Taylor, Guthrie, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Best, Shola Ameobi. Subs: Elliot, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Perch, Gosling, Obertan, Ferguson.
QPR: Kenny, Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Hill, Wright-Phillips, Derry, Buzsaky, Mackie, Helguson, Bothroyd. Subs: Cerny, Orr, Hall, Campbell, Smith, Ephraim, Macheda.
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)
GOAL Newcastle 1-0 QPR (Leon Best)
Newcastle goal: Er, who needs Demba Ba? Newcastle won’t miss him with finishing like this. After great worky by Danny Guthrie, who touches on a pass from the edge of the area, Leon Best turns inside Luke Young and curls a precise low shot past Paddy Kenny. Great skill and a composed finish.